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WIBA 2021 Finalists Announced

Canadian Authors and Vivalogue Publishing have reviewed and evaluated the shortlisted titles for this year’s awards and are happy to announce the six finalists for the 2021 WIBAS.

The fiction finalists are:
Valerie Dunsmore for Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit
Pamela McGarry for The Unsuitable Bride
Don McLellan for Ouch: 20 Stories

The non-fiction finalists are:
Elke Babicki for Identity: From Holocaust to Home
Fran Hurcomb for Breaking Trail: Northern Stories from a Simpler Time
Beth Kaplan for Loose Woman: My odyssey from lost to found

The fiction finalists will be judged by Amber Cowie and Darcie Friesen Hossack. The non-fiction finalists will be judged by J.J. Lee and Eve Lazarus.

The winners will be announced during the Whistler Writers Festival, October 14–17, 2021.

The Whistler Independent Book Awards provide independently published authors with a unique opportunity to have their work recognized through a juried process.

Non-shortlisted titles are assessed and reviewed by Canadian Authors Association reviewers so that every participating author will receive valuable, professional feedback on their submission. These authors will receive their evaluations by July 31, 2021.